Dr Georgios Machtsiras

Programme Director: BSc (Hons) Applied Sport Science / Senior Teaching Fellow in Sports Biomechanics

  • Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences (ISPEHS)
  • Moray House School of Education and Sport
  • University of Edinburgh

Contact details

Address

Street

Moray House School of Education and Sport, SL 4.27

City
University of Edinburgh (Holyrood Campus)
Post code
EH8 8AQ

Background

Georgios Machtsiras joined the University of Edinburgh as a Senior Teaching Fellow in January 2015. Previously, he was a Lecturer in Biomechanics at Edinburgh Napier University (2013-2015) and a Research Assistant at the University of Edinburgh (2007-2013).

Georgios obtained his PhD in Sport Biomechanics from the University of Edinburgh in 2013, MSc in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2005 and BSc (hons) in Physical Education and Sport Science from Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki in 2004.

His research is focused on biomechanics and hydrodynamics of aquatic locomotion, anthropometry and dance biomechanics.

Undergraduate teaching

  • SPRT08024: Kinesiology (Applied Sport Science, 2nd year course)
  • SPRT08020: Biomechanics (Applied Sport Science, 2nd year course)
  • SPRT08022: Biomechanics (Applied Sport Science, 1st year course)
  • EDUA10094: Biomechanics (Physical Education, 3rd year course)
  • EDUA10178: Skill Acquisition (Physical Education, 3rd year course)

Dissertation supervision of:

  • Applied Sports Science projects
  • Sports Science Medicine projects
  • Physical Education projects

Postgraduate teaching

  • EDUA11210: Dance Biomechanics as part of the Preventative Dance Medicine course (MSc in Dance Science and Education)
  • REDU11045: Conceptualising research: Foundations, assumptions and praxis (course shared across several MSc programmes)
  • REDU11044: Research Methods: Planning Research (course shared across several MSc programmes)

Dissertation supervision of:

  • Strength and Conditioning projects

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

Yes

Areas of interest for supervision

  • Biomechanics and hydrodynamics of aquatic locomotion
  • Anthropometry
  • Dance biomechanics
  • Gait analysis

 

Research summary

  • Biomechanics and hydrodynamics of aquatic locomotion
  • Anthropometry
  • Dance biomechanics

Research activities

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